3That is my Disney Holiday 2013 Gift Guide for any Disney Nerd. I am sure you have at least one Disney nerd in your family and sometimes finding them that perfect gift is hard because they seem to already have everything Disney.
1. Silver or Gold D23 Membership
A Silver or Gold D23 membership gives guests exclusive access to special in-depth content on D23.com. Unlock the magic of Disney this year for the fan in your life—even if that fan is you? D23 is the world’s only Official Disney Fan Club, and a Gold ($74.99) or Silver ($34.99) membership is a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious gift idea for any Disney fanatic!
Fans can give themselves, their family or friends the gift of Disney by visiting www.D23.com. I love getting all the inside scoop about upcoming Disney events and the special invites to the D23 Member events. One of my favorite parts is the Disney A to Z online maintained by Dave Smith with over 7,200 entries.
2. 2014 Disneyland or Walt Disney World Attraction Posters
This is a great gift for any Disney fan. Each page is a 12-inch by 18-inch poster that can be removed from the calendar. The edges are perforated so this makes it easy to remove them without damage. Each page is suitable for framing. The calendar is available at both parks or by ordering from The Laughing Place Store or on the Disney Store website. You may want to contact Disney Parks Merchandise Guest Services to be sure you get the park version you want for your Disney Nerd. You can contact them via email at email@example.com or phone 877-560-6477.
3. Mickey Mouse Speaker
Grab this rechargeable Mickey Mouse speaker for your favorite Mickey fan. It has a built-in rechargeable battery as well as supplied cable for charging speakers and connecting to audio source. This little speaker is so cute, I’d buy it just to put it on my desk at work. You can buy it from Best Buy | Amazon
4. Disneyland Castle Silhouette
Let your visitors know that your drawbridge is always open with this elegant metal and resin silhouette featuring a welcoming quote. This would look great on any Disney Nerd’s desk or in their cabinet of collectables. You can buy it from Hallmark
5. The Haunted Mansion Coaster Set
Let mortal guests mark their temporary place at the table with this set of four frightfully fun coasters inspired by the humorous headstones found outside The Haunted Mansion. I think the tomb stones outside of the Haunted Mansion are so clever, now your Disney Nerd can have a few of these at home, the box is cute too. You can buy it from the Disney Store.
6. Disney Classics Box Set Music
From The Studio’s earliest days, music has always been an integral part of the Disney creative process. But when ‘Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf’ debuted in 1933, it began a musical legacy that remains unmatched to this day. Disney Classics Box Set is a music collection that represents this legacy. Enjoy a four disc set that includes Timeless Classics, Modern Classics, Television Classics and Theme Park Classics. I am not sure which one is my favorite but any Disney Nerd will love them all. Buy from Disney Music Store | Amazon | iTunes
7. Dream It! Do It!: My Half-Century Creating Disney’s Magic Kingdoms by Marty Sklar
Marty Sklar was hired by The Walt Disney Company after his junior year at UCLA, and began his Disney career at Disneyland in July 1955, the month before the park opened. Grab this book for the Disney Nerd in your life who loves Disney History (like me) and learn so much about the behind the scenes of the Disney legacy. I saw Mr. Sklar give a presentation at the D23Expo in August 2013 and he was a hoot. The book is fantastic for any Disney Nerd!! Did you know that Marty has been at every Disney Parks opening? Buy from Amazon or at your favorite digital retailer.
8. In the Kitchen With Mickey Mouse
Celebrate culinary delight Disney style! Mickey inspired cooking tools, utensil holder and towels will keep your chef smiling. Cooking with Mickey and the Disney Chefs is full of recipes made famous from the Parks and Resorts. This collection of kitchen goodies brings Disney fun home! You can order this cute collection from Disney Floral & Gift and they will deliver it to your Disney Nerds front door.
9. Self-Portrait Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse Figurine
Any Disney Nerd knows that it all started with a mouse! Walt Disney’s image becomes Mickey’s work of art in our Self-Portrait Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse Figurine. This sculpture features a real mirror and artist’s studio details: paint, an easel, sketches, a palette and stool. Buy it from the Disney Store.
10. Disney Parks Official Albums
These CD’s are truly a must purchase for your Disney Nerd, they can bring the park magic home with them and relive the fun times they had at the Disney Parks. Each of these two CD sets contain music from Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts. All together now ” In The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room” Buy from these retailers.
What are you getting for your favorite Disney Nerd? Just let me know what you think in the comments below.